Deadpool writer/producer Simon Kinberg says the new film "obviously fits into" the X-Men movie universe.
If there's been one big trend lately when it comes to superhero films, it's that they're all connected. Hollywood has very much committed itself to tying everyone and everything into everyone and everything else. Then you have entities like Spider-Man and the X-Men who, thanks to age old rights issues, have to live off in their own little isolated world with nary a friend to keep them company. That being the case, Marvels mutants may soon have another costumed individual to start palling around with.
That, at least, is what Deadpool writer/producer Simon Kinberg indicated in a recent interview. Speaking about the Deadpool flick, Kinberg affirmed that its version of the merc with a mouth would be a part of the "overall plan" that Twentieth Century Fox currently has for its take on the X-verse.
"There's definitely a sort of overall plan that we've all been talking about for the X-Men universe now," said Kinberg. "Deadpool obviously fits into that. So yeah, I guess I would say it's part of certainly an overall timeline and thought process that goes into these films, some of which is inspired by the comics and some which is inspired by seeing what Marvel's done with telling a larger tapestry and linking all those movies together, even as they stand independently as well. The same kind of thought is going to go into these X-Men movies at Fox."
This statement likely clears up a lot of questions for fans of the character who have long been left wondering about his status after his arguably wasted appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. How that film winds up playing into the new movie, currently slated for 2016, is something we'll be interested to see.